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The Hanover Park Sister Cities Committee Will Host Civil Rights Leader Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis for Black History Celebration

Hanover Park, IL – The Village of Hanover Park’s Sister Cities Committee announces that noted Civil Rights leader Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. will be the keynote speaker at their annual Black History Celebration, to be held Saturday, February 18 at 1:00 PM at the Poplar Creek Library, 1405 South Park Avenue, Streamwood.

He has chosen as his topic “Hip-Hop Music as a Vehicle for Inspiring Social Responsibility.”
Dr. Chavis, who is also widely known for his work as an educator, global business leader, syndicated columnist and newspaper publisher, is also co-founder along with Russell Simmons of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, the world’s largest coalition of hip-hop artists and recording industry executives.

“This is our third annual celebration, and each year our Sister Cities Committee focuses on sharing inspiring aspects of Black culture and history rooted in the continent of Africa,” said Hanover Park Village Trustee Herb Porter.

The event is open to the public at no charge, but space is limited. To make a reservation, or for additional information, email [email protected] or telephone 630 823 5504.

Hanover Park, which has Sister City relationships in Ghana West Africa and central Mexico, has received international recognition for its people-to-people programs, including educational opportunities and school-centered activities both locally and abroad.

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